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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 07:57:04 am »
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This episode was just okay for me. It came across a little too 'text-book'. There was nothing that wowed me and no twist to spin it on it's ear. The only reveal we really get is learning that Sota (Jorge Garcia) was kidnapped when he was 11 years old, which explains why he had a lot invested in finding the boy that was kidnapped by Kit Nelson (Michael Eklund). Although the show is good, it's not great and it has yet to really hook my like LOST did. I'm not expecting them to reach those lofty standards, but I do think they could push the envelope here and think outside the box and give us something we haven't seen yet. I do think that whoever kidnapped Soto was an inmate of Alcatraz. We only think that the inmates are revealing themselves in present day (2012). But what if they did a trial run back in the year that Soto was kidnapped? Eh? Hmmm? Just throwing it out there.

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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2012, 07:28:24 am »
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2012, 11:22:40 am »
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A good episode. Kind of standard cat and mouse chase and what I expect from the series as a whole given that it is after all a Cop chasing Bad Guy show. It wasn't until the end of the episode where it gets interesting and what I would call vintage 'LOST' moment to hook you in and force you to return next week to see if we get some answers. Like, what are the Keys used for in that Alcatraz dungeon? Is this the "gateway" to travel back in time? Is the Gatekeeper in that locked room that is sending the prisoners into the future? Is the man in black going to turn into Smokey The Monster?
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 06:16:01 am »
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2012, 08:49:04 am »
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Interesting turn of events regarding Tommy and Ray (Robert Forster) turning out to be brothers and the fact that Ray himself has known all along about the time traveling aspect to the show. But just how much does he know though? Does he know who's behind it and how it's even possible? It was also brought up that Hauser tried to recruit Ray into his little "Alcatraz Retrieval Gang" 16 years earlier, but he declined the offer. Interesting. I'm just glad they are finally using Robert Forster in the show. Up till now he has been M.I.A.
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2012, 02:01:44 pm »
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 03:37:35 pm »
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I actually thought this episode to be a below average episode for most of its run time. It wasn't until the bomb defusing and then Hauser taking Lucy out of the hospital did it even get interesting or make me sit up and take notice. I'm getting worried with the pace and the formulaic approach to telling the stories. Right now it's kinda stuck in a very predictable format and it's not engaging for me as a viewer. They need to change it up to keep the viewers and the characters themselves on their toes. I do like that they may be giving Soto a potential love interest who just happens to be a fan of comic books.
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2012, 05:53:26 am »
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 07:36:35 am »
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I'm still waiting for that kick-ass-blow-them-away episode. The water-cooler moment where everyone the next day is talking about it. That hasn't happened and at this rate, I don't think it ever will. Maybe the Season Finale will have that "whoooooa" moment. This was a good episode, but still in that "by-the-book" mode of dispensing information. I guess I'm still holding out that this will turn into the next LOST. Try including more Ray (Robert Forster) in the show. He's only gotten one so far and it was by far the most interesting to date.
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2012, 06:33:24 am »
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2012, 07:47:58 am »
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A pretty cool episode where the entire action takes place on Alcatraz. The Ames Brothers return to the island to finish what they started 50 years ago....find the gold. I'm really unsure of how the gold factors into the mythology of the series and how the Warden himself came into possession of it. But since it's missing in present day, maybe Hauser found it and that's where the money came from to run his Alcatraz 2.0. That cost money and I don't remember if they ever address who was funding the project to round up all the inmates that are returning.

Frank Whaley is always good in anything he is is. The cool thing is that he was captured, which means he will show up in a future episode, much like the other recaptured inmates.
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2012, 07:51:40 am »
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2012, 09:10:38 am »
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Another great episode. Sonny is a sadistic motherphucka and that's putting it mildly. I really want to know what Hauser's endgame is. He isn't round up thses inmates just to rehabilitate them. That's a pointless endeavor. I can't think of the need to keep them alive, unless it does have something to do with their blood. But Hauser's reaction upon hearing about their "healing factor" tells me that this is news to him. So, that's not the motivation. But what else is it?
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2012, 05:50:39 am »
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Re: Alcatraz (Season 1)
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2012, 07:16:16 am »
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An innocent man sent to Alcatraz becomes a brainwashed killer due to top secret experiments being done on the inmates. That's not entirely original. But the thing I found most interesting is that apparently the same people conducting the experiments were also doing specialized blood transfusion from none other than Tommy Madsen, grandfather to Detective Rebecca Madsen. So, does that mean Tommy had some sort of anti-aging DNA within him and they were pumping all the inmates with the same blood and that there is no "Time Traveling" aspect to what is going on with all the prisoners now?

If this holds true, then what I see happening is that all the inmates have the blood, were transferred to the new pristine Alcatraz, were comatose for whatever reason, woke up and somehow they all escaped...or where let out and now Hauser is having to hunt them all down and return them to their cages. Also, if Tommy does in fact have this miracle DNA, then that also means Rebecca has it too, which will eventually make her a target by...........

Hmmmmmm............
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